A breakdown of the Blue Jackets rough start, top 10 fantasy players to worry about, looking back on the Joe Thornton trade a decade later and much more in your NHL Blog Beat.
GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe examines how the Columbus Blue Jackets rolled out eight straight losses to start the season.
DOBBER HOCKEY: Jeff Skinner, Ryan McDonagh and Matt Duchene are among Tom Collins’ 10 fantasy players to worry about.
NHL NUMBERS: Cam Lewis examines the effects of the Joe Thornton trade a decade later.
INSIDE HOCKEY: Ed Cmar believes the Washington Capitals are poised to be a serious Stanley Cup contender this season.
BLUESHIRT BANTER: Joe Fortunato explains why Keith Yandle is getting a lot of undeserved criticism from Rangers fans.
VINTAGE LEAFS MEMORIES: Michael Langlois examines which current Maple Leafs will still be on the roster in 2017-18.
STANLEY CUP OF CHOWDER: Mike Leonard dismisses the notion of a goaltending controversy with the Boston Bruins.
THE HOCKEY WRITERS: John Gove lists the five greatest captains in New York Islanders history.
Speaking of the Islanders, their move to Brooklyn prompted B.D. Gallof to review the end of a professional sports era in Nassau County.
LITTER BOX CATS: Kevin Kraczkowski examines why the NHL’s Sun Belt expansion hasn’t worked out as hoped and what can be done to improve it.
ARCTIC ICE HOCKEY: Why it’s okay that former Jets winger Evander Kane didn’t love Winnipeg.